Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with AcquireIO
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate AcquireIO with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate AcquireIO with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to AcquireIO.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to AcquireIO with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To get started, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- AcquireIO single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- AcquireIO supports IDP initiated SSO.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add AcquireIO from the gallery
To configure the integration of AcquireIO into Azure AD, you need to add AcquireIO from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type AcquireIO in the search box.
- Select AcquireIO from results panel and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.
Alternatively, you can also use the Enterprise App Configuration Wizard. In this wizard, you can add an application to your tenant, add users/groups to the app, assign roles, as well as walk through the SSO configuration as well. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards.
Configure and test Azure AD SSO for AcquireIO
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with AcquireIO using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in AcquireIO.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with AcquireIO, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure AcquireIO SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create AcquireIO test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in AcquireIO that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the AcquireIO application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following step:
In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
The value is not real. You will get the actual Reply URL which is explained later in the Configure AcquireIO section of the tutorial. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up AcquireIO section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the firstname.lastname@example.org. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to AcquireIO.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select AcquireIO.
- In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
- Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
- In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure AcquireIO SSO
To automate the configuration within AcquireIO, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.
After adding the extension to the browser, click Set up AcquireIO, which directs you to the AcquireIO application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign in to AcquireIO. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-6.
If you want to set up AcquireIO manually, in a different web browser window, sign in to AcquireIO as an Administrator.
From the left side of menu, click on App Store.
Scroll down up to Active Directory and click on Install.
On the Active Directory pop-up, perform the following steps:
a. Click Copy to copy the Reply URL for your instance and paste it in Reply URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.
b. In the Login URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.
c. Open the Base64 encoded certificate in Notepad, copy its content and paste it in the X.509 Certificate text box.
d. Click Connect Now.
Create AcquireIO test user
To enable Azure AD users to sign in to AcquireIO, they must be provisioned into AcquireIO. In AcquireIO, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
In a different web browser window, sign in to AcquireIO as an Administrator.
From the left side of menu, click Profiles and navigate to Add Profile.
On the Add customer pop-up, perform the following steps:
a. In Name text box, enter the name of user like B.simon.
b. In Email text box, enter the email of user like B.email@example.com.
c. Click Submit.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the AcquireIO for which you set up the SSO.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the AcquireIO tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the AcquireIO for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure AcquireIO you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real time. Session control extends from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.